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Cleanup plan for Dunbar arsenic sludge pits revealed

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The arsenic sludge dump in Dunbar will be remediated by the city of Fort Myers and will need input from you in the process, according to a plan announced Friday afternoon.

This after Councilwoman Terolyn Watson called for a vote to have the site cleaned up, along with involving more agencies in future tests, during Monday's meeting. That motion was approved 5 to 2.

The toxic mess sits buried underneath an empty lot between Henderson Avenue and Midway Avenue.

The city bought the property in the 1960s to use as a dump site for a water treatment plant but will be taken care of in a four-phase process.

The city says that while they intend to get moving on the process, they ask for patience from nearby residents.